Saturday, March 17, 2007

Snowboarding ouch

Well I had an opportunity to try snowboarding for the first time. I got go with with my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day saints) as an activity for the YSA (young Single Adult). I had got a lesson to learn the basics. I must say I became very frustrated because I was unable to do some of the things. But when I was with my friend Colleen she already knows how to snowboard. I really was able to learn how to do it. I can say that I can snowboard because I was able to get down the hill two times. I wiped out really badly and know my tail bone really hurts. I think i bruised it. I also have a scratches from getting snow up my back so many times. I really want to get a snow board and keep on trying. Its a really fun sport once you get the hang of it. I must say I am not ready for the black diamond but one day I will be.

The pictures are not of me but think of me always on the ground trying to get up. I know I did get up and I did go down the hill two times. It just a visual picture and just replace it people with me.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Crazy Cat

I must say the whole thing about my cat having ADHD is so true. Ezra my cat will sit by the back door wanting out, so yesterday i had the opportunity to take her out side. She is getting better with having a harness on her for her to go outside. She really like being out side. Her paws got really cold when she stepped into the snow. She was doing really well up until the dog next door started to bark. then all she wanted was go back inside.
(above cat that looks like ezra)

I live in a basement suit and the laundry room has no ceiling and my cat really enjoys high places. I let my cat roam in the laundry room just to get some energy out of her. Well yesterday she decided to climb into the ceiling. All I could here is the bell on her collar, that was a smart move on my part. When i called for her she poked her head out and there she was probably thinking you can't get me or i have the best spot to hide. Then she tried again three times to get back into the ceiling. I caught her before she could. It's like almost having a kid and believe me I work with kids and I know you have to keep a good eye on them. So Ezra is not aloud to go out in the laundry room again.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Rod Stewart

Last night was the most fun I have had in a long time. I had an opportunity to go the Rod Stewart concert last night in Edmonton. Every so offend my team leader gets tickets to an Oilers game, Rush game (lacrosse), Foot ball game, or any other event that may be happening for free through the kids up front association. We took about 8 kids aging from 10-17 and the rest were staff to the concert. At first most of the them were not dancing because they were embarrassed by the staff or other reasons. Then when the concert got going and more and more the kids and the staff were dancing. A client that I work with had an opportunity to go with his mother and the client bought me a mug for a souvenir. the client mentioned that all the staff were crazy. One of the other kids I work with though we could go down and met him. Most of our kids don't have opportunities to go to things like that due to them either not living with their family or the parents just don't have the finances. Its so great that we are able to give the children or family's those kid of opportunities.
The stage was in the center of Rexcall, the stage con sit of three circles that inter linked with each other. On the outer circles in the middle of them were seating for people. The middle circle of the stages had plaid curtain that was round. Also before the concert started Rod Stewart had bag Pipers playing because he is Scottish. Man you know how you can read or hear about those fans that are just crazy about an artist especially the girl fans and how they give article's of clothing to the singer. Well that actually happens because I saw a girl give her under ware and another one give her bra. Man that was just nuts. I just laughed about that.
Over all the night was a really success and we all agree that taking the kids out to things like this is a great thing. On the plus side they were all able to get up for school the next day with no issues. An Man are we the staff really tired because some of us had to get up early for work the next day but it was all worth it.